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Music City Blitz Shines Spotlight on Flag Football

Titans coaches surprise athletes on the field before competition
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The 2024 Music City Blitz presented by Nissan kicked off for the first time in two years last Sunday at Nissan Stadium. This was the first year that included a Special Olympics Division. The division was made of the Flow, which included Wilson and Sumner County athletes, the Titans of Willamson and Maury County and Jeffrey and the Gang of Cheatham County. In one game, the Flow played against Jeffrey and the Gang played, where Jeffrey and the Gang won. Both teams enjoyed thrilling competition throughout the day and the weather was great for flag football.

Jerry Butler of Sumner County of the Flow has played flag football for years. He's also on the Special Olympics Tennessee Board of Directors. Butler had a great experience getting to play at Nissan Stadium. His favorite part of the whole day was getting to see the locker rooms and getting to see his friends. Even though the Flow lost against Jeffrey and the Gang, Butler said he still had so much fun playing on the field where the Titans play.

Butler and his fellow athletes were surprised by Tennessee Titans head coach Brian Callahan and his staff following the opening ceremonies. Before the competition began, Callahan and his staff warmed up athletes with stretches and drills.

“It was awesome getting to meet the coaches and learning some of their plays,” said Butler.

Butler also had some advice for any fellow athletes.

“Do all that you can do in the glory of God and just have fun; that’s all you can do,” said Butler.

Alexis Stewart, a Cheatham County athlete from Jeffrey and the Gang, has played flag football since middle school. This was her first time getting to participate in the Music City Blitz. Stewart said getting the win was the best part of the day.

Stewart also had some advice for any fellow athletes who are playing flag football.

“Make sure you are bringing your A-game and just have fun,” said Stewart.

Both teams had a blast against each other, while also getting to warm up and learn from some of the coaches from the Titans coaching staff. The competition was fierce and the experience was memorable.

Music City Blitz is an annual adult flag football tournament benefitting Special Olympics Tennessee. Thank you to all of the teams that participated to support Special Olympics Tennessee athletes.

Watch the opening ceremonies and games here on YouTube.

Brian Callahan huddle up

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